Mark Bower

Random thoughts on Collaborative Apps, Social Software and SharePoint in the Enterprise

July, 2005

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    Registered and ready to go...TechReady1

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    Arrived in Seattle late last night after a marathon 21 hour journey. There are just too many people headed into Seattle this weekend - all the good flights are full. There were a couple of plus points to the journey. We got fabulous views of the glaciers...
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    Adding a context menu to a SharePoint custom web part

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    Jessica and I were chatting on Tuesday about the possibility of reusing the SharePoint context menu infrastructure in a custom web part. The basic idea was to take the context menu customization concepts explained here, and extend this so that any table rendered from a custom web part could make use of the context menu infrastructure in ows.js to display its own custom menu using the same familiar styles to the end user....
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    Misha Shneerson is blogging

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    Welcome to the blogosphere Misha. ...
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    Office 12: Sneak Peak at Developer Enhancements

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    The PDC session abstracts have been published, and although they are written in a fairly oblique way (very deliberately I suspect) they still provide an early taster of the fun to come for developers with Office 12......
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    Host InfoPath in a Custom Application

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    PDC Session abstracts published this week provide good news for many ISVs and partners I have spoken to over the past year or so. The abstract for a session on InfoPath 12 includes this snippet: "integrate InfoPath forms into your own application by hosting InfoPath as an ActiveX or WinForm control" ...
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    TechEd 2005 Wrap-up

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    I went to TechEd with lots of good intentions about blogging while I was out there and for one reason or another that just didn't happen. With two back to back sessions on Wed the first part of the week was taken up almost entirely by prep....
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    Office 12: First Look at 'Forms Server' Technology

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    Last week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Chris Capossela demonstrated a Forms Server technology designed to make XML forms available through the web browser....
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    You know you've enjoyed TechEd a little too much when...

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    ...it gets to 5pm and you feel in need of a Heineken ;)
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